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Mt Currie man pleads guilt to trafficking deer meat



By Clare Ogilvie

A Mt. Currie man has pleaded guilty to trafficking in wildlife meat after trying to sell deer meat he had shot locally.

David Lepine was fined $5,000 and prohibited from hunting for two years under the Wildlife Act.

“We believe the fine will act as a deterrent,” said conservation r Chris Doyle.

Lepine was investigated by South Coast region Conservation officers and the Conservation Officer Service’s Special Investigations Unit after a resident tipped them off last July.

The maximum penalty for a first offence conviction under the BC Wildlife Act is $50,000 or imprisonment for a term of six months or both.